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The Challenge of Change is a collaborative report of the Standing Committe on Justice and Human Rights and the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws in Canada.
This document contains:
- The Subcommitee's approach
- Mandate and review process
- Structure of the report
- Prostitution in Canada
- What do we know about the scope of prostitution?
- What do we know about the people who sell sexual services?
- Drug abuse and prostitution
- Health of prostitutes
- Shared experience: violence
- What do we know about clients of prostitution?
- What do we know about pimps and and people who live off the avails of prostitution?
- What is the role of organized crime in prostitution?
- What do we know about trafficking in persons (and illegal migration) for the purposes of prostitution?
- Prostitution and its effects on women and communities in general
- Harmful effects of street prostitution
- Various experiences of communities in Canada and the different approaches adopted by communities to counter the negative effects of street prostitution
- The legal response to prostitution
- Impact of criminal laws concerning prostitution
- Negative effects of criminalizing prostitution-related activities
- Positive effects of criminalization
- Models for reform: evidence from other countries
- Taking consensual adult prostitution out of the criminal context
- Difficulties in achieving consensus: recommendations and conclusions
This resource is a 139 page PDF, available in English.